Tre King and Michael Moreno

Eastern Kentucky University forwards Tre King and Michael Moreno double team a Charleston Southern player on Nov. 27 at the Mako Medical Wolfpack Invitational.

The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team picked up their second win of the season over Charleston Southern on Friday, 60-50.

“Something we’ve done really well in our first two games, we guarded and competed on the defensive end,” head coach A.W. Hamilton said in a post-game radio interview.

EKU led the entire game and after the first half, the Colonels led Charleston Southern, 38-21.

In the second half, Charleston Southern was only able to close the gap to six points to EKU.

“It was an ugly win… but there’s a lot of positives in this game,” Hamilton said.

The Colonels were ahead only 10 points with less than two minutes left of the game and were able to hold that gap and defeat Charleston Southern, 60-50

“I came in with a mindset to step up my game, to make our team better,” junior forward Tre King said.

King had the most points on the board for the Colonels, scoring 15 and eight rebounds.

Junior Cheikh Faye had 13 points and one rebound.

Sophomore forward Michael Moreno scored 10 points and added five rebounds.

Freshman guard Wendell Green Jr. followed behind putting up nine points along with six rebounds.

“I’m proud of our team, we come out of here 2-0,” Hamilton said.

EKU held Charleston Southern to 35.8 percent shooting from the field and 18.8 percent shooting from behind the arc.

The Colonels will be back on the road to face Xavier on Monday, Nov. 30 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.

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